Assessment and discharge planning for hospitalized older adults with delirium.

@article{Cole2006AssessmentAD,
  title={Assessment and discharge planning for hospitalized older adults with delirium.},
  author={Catherine S Cole and Erin D. Williams and Roger D. Williams},
  journal={Medsurg nursing : official journal of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses},
  year={2006},
  volume={15 2},
  pages={71-6}
}
A description of the effects of delirium on attention is provided. Nursing implications pertinent to appropriate assessment for attention deficits, interventions to maintain patient safety, and discharge planning for the older adult with persistent delirium are also discussed.